Table of Contents
Forward by Chief Justice
1.About the Court
1.1The TCC in 2020
1.2Appointment and Term of Office
1.3Justices of the Taiwan Constitutional Court
2.3Performance and Statistics of 2020
3.1The Annual TCC Symposium
3.2 International Exchanges
3.3 Public Relations and Education
4.Preparations for the Implementation of the Constitutional Court Procedure Act in January 2022
Foreword by Chief Justice
The annual report of 2020 is our first yearly review published by the Taiwan Constitutional Court (TCC). It presents the key decisions of the year, the annual conference, and our international exchanges. I am thankful to all Justices for these fruitful results, and the effort by Justice Jau-Yuan HWANG on supervising the publication of this report. All Justices and I firmly believe that justice in a diverse and democratic society is underpinned by collaborative debates and public participation. Therefore, it is the TCC’s commitment to keep the public’s faith in the Constitution, and to ensure the safeguards bestowed by the Constitution glow in every corner of the State.
Last November, we held the Open House Judicial Yuan event, which allowed the public to access to the TCC’s Courtroom and Deliberation Room for the first time in a century since completion of the construction of this historical building. This event should facilitate public understanding of the TCC and the Judicial Yuan.
In January 2022, the newly revised Constitutional Court Procedure Act will enter into force. This new Act will allow the TCC to review the constitutionality of final court decisions, along with the existing jurisdictions on abstract review. This new Act also includes more comprehensive and detailed provisions on the procedures of the TCC, such as Amicus Curiae. It is my sincere hope that the TCC will be able to further expand its institutional capacity and fulfil its role as the guardian of Constitution for the benefit of the people and the State.
Chief Justice of the Taiwan Constitutional Court
& President of the Judicial Yuan
- 英文題名：Taiwan Constitutional Court Annual Report 2020
- 關鍵詞：Constitutional Court